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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 27 — Dec. 19, 2011
  • pp: 26343–26352

Broadband stimulated four-wave parametric conversion on a tantalum pentoxide photonic chip

Ruiqi Y. Chen, Martin D. B. Charlton, and Pavlos G. Lagoudakis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 27, pp. 26343-26352 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.026343


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Abstract

We exploit the large third order nonlinear susceptibility ( χ (3) or “Chi 3”) of tantalum pentoxide ( T a 2 O 5 ) planar waveguides and realize broadband optical parametric conversion on-chip. We use a co-linear pump-probe configuration and observe stimulated four wave parametric conversion when seeding either in the visible or the infrared. Pumping at 800 nm we observe parametric conversion over a broad spectral range with the parametric idler output spanning from 1200 nm to 1600 nm in infrared wavelengths and from 555 nm to 600 nm in visible wavelengths. Our demonstration of on-chip stimulated four wave parametric conversion introduces T a 2 O 5 as a novel material for broadband integrated nonlinear photonic circuit applications.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2011
Published: December 9, 2011

Citation
Ruiqi Y. Chen, Martin D. B. Charlton, and Pavlos G. Lagoudakis, "Broadband stimulated four-wave parametric conversion on a tantalum pentoxide photonic chip," Opt. Express 19, 26343-26352 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-27-26343


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